16 Adorable Halloween Costumes for Non-Traditional Pets
We’ve seen plenty of dogs and cats dressed up for Halloween, but they aren’t the only animals getting into the holiday spirit. Check out some other critters who have dressed up for the occasion, even if they don’t go door-to-door begging for candy.
1. HEDGEHOG VAMPIRE
This little Count Dracula is as adorable as he is elegant.
2. TORTOISE SPIDER
Cindy Breninger via Etsy
There’s something creepy coming your way, but very, very slowly. Even tortoises can get in on the Halloween fun with custom-made tortoise costumes from Etsy shop Deerwood Creek Gifts. Shop owner Cindy Breninger makes tortoise costumes to order, like this spider, or maybe you’d prefer your tortoise to dress as a witch, a shark, or a bat.
3. TORTOISE STEGOSAURUS
KreaturesCreations via Etsy
A tortoise can dream of being big and scary like a stegosaurus, and can live out that dream on Halloween. Etsy shop KreaturesCreations sells all sorts of crocheted shell cozies that will turn your tortoise into a pumpkin, mushroom, or a battle tortoise.
4. BEARDED DRAGON WIZARD
If you’re going to put your bearded dragon or other beloved lizard in a Halloween costume, this would be the one to choose, if only for the opportunity to use the phrase “wizard lizard.” Quite a few pet owners have done it, as you’ll see in a gallery called “You’re a lizard, Harry” at imgur.
5. BEARDED DRAGON FLYING DRAGON
liam.plybon.3 via Instructables
A dragon should be able to fly, right? If you want to go the DIY route, you can learn to make your own wings and harness at Instructables, which will have your bearded dragon looking like something out of Game of Thrones in no time.
6. FERRET MARIO
Petful via Flickr // CC BY 2.0
Check out this playful ferret in a Super Mario costume. We bet he could run the course in no time at all and save Princess Peach every time.
7. FERRET BALLET DANCER
This Instagrammer has several ferrets—and likes to dress them up. Gussy, shown above, says boy ferrets can wear tutus, too. She also sells these tutus on Etsy, in case you’d like one for your own ferret.
8. BUNNY SUPERHERO
Miss Laine via Etsy
Never fear, Superbunny is here! Miss Laine has various clothing items and accessories for rabbits at her Etsy shop turvytopsy. She will make bunny costumes to order, like this superhero outfit. But if you’ve got something else in mind, she might be able to design and make something for your rabbit’s 2017 Halloween costume.
9. HORSE SKELETON
Sandy Cramer, owner/artist at Knot Just Rope
In 2012, Sandy Cramer painted her horse Raven as a skeleton for a Halloween costume contest. She only needed white paint, as Raven provided all the black background. The photos of her costume and horse became an internet sensation the next year.
10. HORSE HARRY POTTER
This was a very popular Halloween costume for several years during the height of the Harry Potter craze. Young lady equestrians dressed as Hermione and did up their horses as Harry Potter himself. They wore matching Hogwarts uniforms, and oversized glasses made it clear who the horse was playing. You can see a gallery of Harry Potter horses at BuzzFeed.
11. TARANTULA WITCH
NocturneJewel via DeviantART
DeviantArt member NocturneJewel loves to dress up her pet geckos, snakes, and tarantulas for special occasions. (Check out her Halloween Showcase to see them in various seasonal tableaux.) Shown here is Ariadne the tarantula in her witch hat, posing with a potion.
12. SNAKE REINDEER
This costume may have been for Christmas, but it would be just as fun for Halloween. Instagrammer Katie Widger dressed her pet snake Hercules in a set of antlers and reindeer ears. All he needs is a red nose.
13. SNAKE WITCH
This snake’s name is Huxley, and he’s ready for trick-or-treating in his stylish witch hat, complete with feather.
14. GUINEA PIG BUMBLEBEE
rochelle hartman via Flickr // CC BY 2.0
With his black fur, this guinea pig fills out his bumblebee costume well. He was just one of several cuddly guinea pigs that dressed up for the occasion. Another pig in the same family dressed as a pirate.
15. GUINEA PIG THOR
GrumpyDess via DeviantART
DeviantArt member and cosplayer GrumpyDess should have won some kind of cosplay award for this costume that makes Madam de Pompadour the guinea pig into Thor. Madam de Pompadour (a male pig) also got to play Captain America.
16. SQUIRREL PIRATE
All dressed up as “Squirrelduggery the Pirate,” this is the famous Sugar Bush Squirrel, who wears all kinds of costumes. (Visit her Facebook page to see more of her looks.)